Just a little while ago I was looking at different agents and one wrote that she would love a story about female pirates. Also not too long I finished reading Samuel Bawlf’s “The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake”. This all culminated in me talking to Taylor Norris (co-author of Rita Walker, Rita Walker: Australia) about writing a female pirate story.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl is one of my favourite movies. I remember Joshamee (Kevin McNally) introducing Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to his new crew. When Jack stopped at Anamaria (Zoe Saldana), who is also a captain, I thought who is she? In the next movie I looked for her but that was the last Pirates of the Caribbean, Zoe Saldana was in. Since then she has become Queen of the Universe.
Although I can’t use Zoe Saldana’s image nor directly use the name Anamaria I am determined to continue Zoe Saldana’s ruling of the galaxy. Captain Alejandra is the captain of the Nagua, and she looks suspiciously similar to Zoe Saldana.
There’s also a Japanese female professional wrestler that influenced the idea for the story. Kairi Sane is often seen dressed as a pirate before her matches.
A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates song!:
Lost on land
At home at sea
Where the hills are liquid
And the mountains roll
We’re a raucous, wild sisterhood
We mock everyone including ourselves
But harm any one of us and your days are doomed
At dawn we groan at all the work, to do
By noon we’re laughing
And at night, with a cup of rum to keep us warm,
We sit on the deck in a circle singing
As First Mate One Eye Oli’s plays her Mandolin